EBC 9th Annual “Talking Trash” Conference: Southern New England


Date: June 20, 2023

Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


DoubleTree by Hilton

5400 Computer Drive
Westborough, MA

A map and link to directions is at the bottom of this page.


Solid Waste Management in Southern New England continues to evolve and adapt in response to an ongoing reduction in local disposal capacity and increased emphasis on material diversion, reduction, and the grind to achieve “zero waste”.  This year’s EBC 9th Annual “Talking Trash” Conference for Southern New England will include an update on the “State of the State” and how our waste management habits, patterns, and trends are changing to support new initiatives and goals.

To supplement this discussion point, we will have speakers from the public discuss some of the challenges that are faced when attempting to implement some of the new legislation that is being promulgated, as well as speakers from the private industry to discuss how their operations are changing and what they are doing to meet new corporate ESG goals.

The Conference will conclude with a robust panel providing ample opportunity for questions and discussion among presenters and conference attendees.

This Conference is a peek into the future of solid waste management in Southern New England and should not be missed.  Solid waste professionals, facility managers, municipal leaders, sustainability leaders, and anyone else invested in solid waste management is encouraged to attend.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the program.

Additional information can be found under the tabs above.
Conference Chairs:
  • Jeff Martirano, P.E., Solid Waste Section Manager, HDR Engineering, Inc.
  • Mark Van Weelden, MA Area Asset Manager and CT Market Area Manager, Covanta
Conference Planning Team:
  • Jaclyn (Jackie) Caceci, P.E., LEED AP, Project Manager, Tighe & Bond
  • Debra Darby, CCP, TRUE Zero Waste Advisor, Manager, Organics Sustainability Solutions, Tetra Tech
  • Stephen Sakakeeny, Principal, SAK Environmental LLC
  • Mark Van Weelden, Chair, EBC Solid Waste Management Committee; MA Area Asset Manager and CT Market Area Manager, Covanta
Conference Schedule:
  • 8:30 a.m. – Registration & Networking
  • 9:00 a.m. – Conference Begins
  • 12:30 p.m. – Adjourn
Conference Speakers:
  • Christopher Cignoli, Director, Department of Public Works, City of Springfield, MA
    Lindsay Crum, 
    Associate Director of Sustainability. Yale University – virtual presenter
  • Terri Goldberg, Retired, Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA)
  • Jennifer Heaton-Jones, Executive Director, Housatonic Regional Resource Recovery Authority (HRRA)
  • Coryanne Mansell, Client Services Strategist, Center for Ecotechnology (CET)
  • Merete Miles, Senior Director, Global Sustainability, Thermo Fischer Scientific – virtual presenter

Additional conference agenda information to be announced shortly.

  • All attendees must submit the required health questionnaire while registering for this event.
  • Attendees are encouraged to take an at-home test prior to attending any EBC in-person program.
  • While encouraged, masking is not required.
  • Please do not attend this program if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: a cough, shortness of breath, troubled breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste, or loss of smell.
  • Please do not attend this event if you are testing positive for COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about attending this program, please reach out to EBC staff by calling the office (617-505-1818) or via email ([email protected]).

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC 9th Annual “Talking Trash” Conference: Southern New England will be posted to this event page five business days after the conclusion of the program.

EBC does not guarantee that speaker PowerPoint will be posted.

Presentation Recording

This program will not be recorded by EBC.

Recording is not permitted.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Event Sponsors



Registration Details

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–>Through June 13After June 13
EBC Member:$120$145

Group Registration

For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print

Please note that refunds are not available after Tuesday, June 13, 2023. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 19.

Conference recording is not permitted.

Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $50
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $50
For attendees who are currently unemployed. Please contact EBC

Elected Officials: Please contact EBC

Students: Please contact EBC

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DoubleTree by Hilton

5400 Computer Dr
Westborough, 01581 United States

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